Friday, December 12, 2008

My First Fabric Card!!

I was in a Christmas card exchange in one of my yahoo groups and I had a hard time coming up with an idea for the card. I spent a lot of time thinking about what to do during a 2 week period. I was worried that what I would make would be too simple. The people in the group are really talented and I did not want to disappoint the person that I was exchanging with. In the end I decided to make a winter scene and try out some thread painting. Now just so you are aware of it, I have done very little thread painting or free motion quilting. That lack of experience did not stop me and I went forward with my idea.

I fused on the larger trees and the cabin in the woods. I thread painted branches and other trees and grasses. I think it came out pretty good, but there are some things I would stitch differently if I could do it over. I guess that is the good thing about a card. It gives you the chance to try out something and improve your skills, but it is not too big. How do you think I did?

When my husband saw it he said, "That's a nice little quilt!" That made me feel better about sending it. My husband rarely makes comments about what I am working on. So that is something when he makes a comment.

I have more projects to work on today. My husband put my new Sew Perfect sewing table together and we put my machine in it last night so I am all ready to go this morning. The table is my Christmas present. I guess Christmas came early for me this year. It is going to be wonderful to be able to quilt and not kill my neck and shoulders.
Chris

6 comments:

Chris said...

Wow, That's awesome Chris! Nice job. I wish I had more time to play with the thread painting. Too busy this month. =(

Skye said...

I love your postcard!!!! Great job!! hugs, Skye

Kathie said...

that is amazing!
I have wanted to try making postcards I can't imagine making one this beautiful until I made 100 of them!!!!
beautiful job
I hope the recipient treasures it forever, btw how could you give it away!!!!
Kathie

yetunde said...

i love your postcard. i am doing postcards myself. seeing yours is making me want to try doing some with thread painting.

yetunde

lynne said...

chris,
that is an amazing card. i have swapped hundreds of these things from card makers all round the world, and i do have to say, that is one of the nicest ones i have seen....i wish i had been the one you got to send to LOL it would make an amazing addition to my collection. you have a great eye for space and design and really got your concept down in the threads.....amazing job.

Georgia said...

Beautiful!! and very inspiring... thank you for sharing it with us, Georgia